The worst kind of meeting is a meeting like a fish;
the more you meet, the greater the pungency.
The kind of meeting to be most wary of is a meeting like a blossoming flower;
when the flower is in bloom, it is a joy; once it shrivels, it is discarded.
The most beautiful kind of all meetings is a meeting like a handkerchief;
when things get rough, it dabs away your perspiration;
and when sadness overcomes you, it wipes away your tears.
——Passage recited by Jan Di in Korean drama "Boys Over Flowers"